RIVER TRENT - SUTTON
We have 1 1/2 miles of the tidal Trent at Sutton. First
impressions can be deceptive as it looks featureless
and barren, but there are many underwater features from
rocky areas to gravel runs. A tide chart is a must as
locals reckon the top of the tide is favourite. A word
of warning here is that when the tide turns you will
have to retreat fairly quickly, so extra care must be
taken at night.
here for review of the fishery
RIVER TEME - BRANSFORD
A delightful mile and a half (approx.) single bank
stretch of Worcestershire's River Teme at Bransford
Court Farm, situated downstream of the Bransford railway
bridge. If you like catching the hardest fighting barbel
anywhere in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings the
Teme is for you. Multiple catches are always on the
cards and doubles are now appearing regularly. A secure
padlocked carpark is available at the Court fishery,
with access restrictions posted, for farm security.
Fast streamy shallows, deepening pools and lots of bankside
cover make this fishery the very essence of the barbel
here for review of the fishery
RIVER SEVERN - PIXHAM FERRY
The Barbel Society are pleased to announce a new entry to
the fishery portfolio. Almost a mile of prime Lower Severn
at Pixham Ferry, a stretch steeped in barbel-fishing history
and memorable captures for many, with numerous doubles to
nearly 16lb and some momentous bags of fish. Famous swims
like the Green Door, Cables and Wasps Nest have produced stunning
sport in the past, and with the river in this area rapidly
returning to former glories, we see this an excellent acquisition.
There is easy access to the downstream swims for those who
do not want to walk far, with plenty of room for those who
wish to explore the water further. Night fishing will be allowed.
AFFILIATIONS AND DISCOUNTS
The Barbel Society is affiliated to Reading and District Angling
Association, and members can obtain RDAA books on application to
the Fisheries Manager enclosing the appropriate fee.
The RDAA control some of the most prolific
barbel stretches on the Kennet, including the famous Upper and Lower
If you know of any suitable waters that you feel would be of interest
to the Society, then please drop us a line giving as much information
as possible. But be aware it is not Society policy to wrestle waters
from clubs with open membership by gazumping them, not only would
it be unethical, it would also be a pointless exercise.
Please note you must be a current BS Member
to join a fishery.
16th June 2013 - 14th March 2014
Single Fishery Permit
Pixham Ferry... £60/£45
Combination Bransford/Pixham... £100/£80
All fisheries... £135/£100
Accompanied Day Permit £5 (Any Fishery)
Unaccompanied Day Permit £10 (Any Fishery)
The prices for RDP and Senior Citizens are the figures after the
Each BS Member purchasing a Permit, for any Fishery, is offered
the option to purchase, at the same time, 2Nos. Unaccompanied Day
Permits for a Fishery of their choice. This will give Members the
option to 'try' any of the Fisheries they do not have a Season permit
for. The new season Map/Rule Book contains 2 permits, inside the
Please send all completed permit applications to:
Dave & Marilyn Brown
1. Only authorised Fishery Permit holders are permitted
on the Fishery.
2. Anglers must hold a valid EA Fishing Licence.
3. Anglers may use no more than 2 rods at any time.
4. Anglers should be familiar with the Society Handling Code and
should comply without exception.
5. All fish must be returned.
6. Vehicles must be parked in the designated parking areas and display
an appropriate parking permit. Driving around the Fishery other
than to and from designated parking is strictly prohibited.
7. Members shall not enter or tamper with any farm building, crop,
livestock, fences, vehicles or machinery.
8. No dogs or other animals are allowed on the Fishery.
9. No bankside alteration or tree pruning is permitted without the
express consent of the Fishery Officer or Fishery Manager.
10. Glass bottles and tins are not permitted on the Fishery. All
litter is to be removed from the fishery.
11. Drugs (except for prescription medication) and alcohol are not
permitted on the Fishery.
12. Any audio or recording device including telephones shall be
used with discretion and without annoyance to others.
13. No keepnets are permitted for any species. Tubes/sacks may be
used for limited periods for photograph/weighing purposes. Unhooking
mats should be carried at all times and used when appropriate.
14. No competition or pegged fishing. Swims may not be reserved
for any reason.
15. No leads or feeders of a breakaway or fixed wire design may
16. Breach of any Rule may lead to removal of the Fishery Permit.
17. The Committee reserves the right to utilise the Fishery for
Society events upon giving due notice.